“Harry Fletcher is a confident young man, sure that he will marry Nora, no matter what their families say. He will always protect Eddie, the boy his father saved from the gutters of Port Adelaide.
Only the War to End All Wars might get in the way of Harry’s plans…
From the beaches of Semaphore to the shores of Gallipoli, the mud of Flanders to the red dust of inland South Australia, this is a story of love, brotherhood, and resilience.”
Set in Australia, Harry Fletcher misses his wife. He and Nora, his granddaughter are going through her things now, as it’s time. They find a journal, written during WW1….
The story travels through the war, Gallipoli, Passchendaele and more…it tells of the horrific life in the trenches…..
It also tells the emotional side of surviving a war, the struggles, tragedies, love and ultimately the feeling of Hope. This is such an emotional read, unbearably sad at times but still has a little humour now and then….
I found the characters to be well written and immensely likeable, great storylines and full of empathy…..this will tug at your heartstrings that’s for sure. I liked how the story was laid out with the letters and journal entries adding a feeling of reality and the descriptive scenes of the trenches themselves are just brutal. A tale of the effects of war on the soul….wonderful writing by Clare Rhoden.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.
Author Bio –
Clare Rhoden writes historical fiction, sci-fi and fantasy (check her titles at Odyssey Books http://odysseybooks.com.au/). Clare lives in Melbourne Australia with her husband Bill, their super-intelligent poodle-cross Aeryn, a huge and charming parliament of visiting magpies, and a very demanding/addictive garden space.
Clare completed her PhD in Australian WWI literature at the University of Melbourne in 2011, and a Masters of Creative Writing in 2008, in which she investigated the history of her grandparents who emigrated for Europe to Port Adelaide in January 1914. The Stars in the Night is the result of her research.
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